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Poor Man's Orange (1987– )

TV Mini-series | 190 min | Drama

It is the early '50s and the Darcy family continues their struggle to build a better life despite the forces lined up against them in this sequel to the popular made-for-TV film Harp in the South. Father Hughie (Martyn_Sanderson); his wife...See moreIt is the early '50s and the Darcy family continues their struggle to build a better life despite the forces lined up against them in this sequel to the popular made-for-TV film Harp in the South. Father Hughie (Martyn_Sanderson); his wife, Mumma (Anne Plelan); and their younger daughter, Dolour (Kaarin_Fairfax), are broken people after Roie (Anna Hruby)the oldest daughter dies giving birth to a baby boy. Charlie(Shane Feeney-Connor), Roie's husband takes to the drink to forget his loss remembering only Roie and forgetting about his children. Dolour no longer a child fights for the strength to keep this family together in this hard bitten Irish-emigrate community of Surry Hills, but as bad times, illness, and romantic discord make their presence known, the Darcy's find that what they need most to survive is one another. Written by Anonymous See less
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Sep 14, 1987 (Australia)

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78 cast members
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Anne Phelan
Mumma Darcy Mumma Darcy   See fewer
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Martyn Sanderson
Hughie Darcy Hughie Darcy   See fewer
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Kaarin Fairfax
Dolour Darcy Dolour Darcy   See fewer
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Anna Hruby
Roie Rothe Roie Rothe   See fewer
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Shane Connor
Charlie Rothe Charlie Rothe   See fewer
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Syd Conabere
Pat Diamond Pat Diamond   See fewer
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Lois Ramsey
Mrs. Campion Mrs. Campion   See fewer
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Ron Shand
Bumper Reilly Bumper Reilly   See fewer
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Emily Nicol
Matty Rothe Matty Rothe   See fewer
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Cecil Parkee
Lick Jimmy Lick Jimmy   See fewer
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Carole Skinner
Delie Stock Delie Stock   See fewer
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Father Cooley Father Cooley   See fewer
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Kerry Walker
Miss Moon Miss Moon   See fewer
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Brandon Burke
Tommy Mendel Tommy Mendel   See fewer
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Susan Leith
Francie Francie   See fewer
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Pat Thomson
Mrs. Drummy Mrs. Drummy   See fewer
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Connor Fitzpatrick
Harry Drummy Harry Drummy   See fewer
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Robert Baxter
Mr. Drummy Mr. Drummy   See fewer
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Felicity Soper
Gracie Drummy Gracie Drummy   See fewer
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Roger Ward
Mr. Kilroy Mr. Kilroy   See fewer
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Denise Otto
Mrs. Kilroy Mrs. Kilroy   See fewer
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Garth Meade
The Kidger The Kidger   See fewer
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Simon Gratton
Birdie Wren Birdie Wren   See fewer
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Kirrily Nolan
Sister Theophilus Sister Theophilus   See fewer
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Franca Rubiu
Mrs. Sicilino Mrs. Sicilino   See fewer
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Ella-Mei Wong
Lick Jimmy's Wife Lick Jimmy's Wife   See fewer
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Tony Liu
Lick's Son Lick's Son   See fewer
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Saviour Sammut
Dimitri Dimitri   See fewer
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Terry Woo
Sam Gooey Sam Gooey   See fewer
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Peter Corbett
Will the Foreman Will the Foreman   See fewer
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John Godden
Nipper Nipper   See fewer
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Queenie Ashton
Mrs. Casement Mrs. Casement   See fewer
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Kris Bidenko
Shirley Shirley   See fewer
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Ann Morgan
Street Woman Street Woman   See fewer
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David Wenham
Party Youth Party Youth   See fewer
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Lester Morris
Hot Dog Man Hot Dog Man   See fewer
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Kristoffer Greaves
Christmas Day Policeman Christmas Day Policeman   See fewer
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Richard Mills
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Robert Davis
Role's Doctor Role's Doctor   See fewer
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Susie Edmonds
Nursing Sister Nursing Sister   See fewer
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Melissa Bickerton
Dental Nurse Dental Nurse   See fewer
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Stephen Boyle
Student Dr Jackson Student Dr Jackson   See fewer
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Scott Ferguson
Student Dr Steele Student Dr Steele   See fewer
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Jean Calver
Mrs. Emmett Mrs. Emmett   See fewer
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Archer Cox
Newborn Mikey Newborn Mikey   See fewer
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Francis Flannagan
Mr. Casement Mr. Casement   See fewer
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Annie Forday
Lick's granddaughter-in-law Lick's granddaughter-in-law   See fewer
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Ross Hall
Student Dr. Thompson Student Dr. Thompson   See fewer
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Brendan Han
Roger Bubba Roger Bubba   See fewer
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Guy Le Claire
Dolour's doctor Dolour's doctor   See fewer
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Kath Leahy
Street Neighbour #1 Street Neighbour #1   See fewer
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Lynette Lee
Lick's granddaughter Lick's granddaughter   See fewer
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Lick's grandson #1 Lick's grandson #1   See fewer
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Terri Lowe
Sharlee Sharlee   See fewer
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Kirsty Meares
Suse Kilroy Suse Kilroy   See fewer
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Street Neighbour #2 Street Neighbour #2   See fewer
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Peter Miller
Student Dr. McAlpine Student Dr. McAlpine   See fewer
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Martin Mowlam
Dentist Dentist   See fewer
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Alain Nguyen Dinh
Chinese Man Chinese Man   See fewer
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James Parkes
Mikey aged 4-6 months Mikey aged 4-6 months   See fewer
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May Pusey
Sister Rose Sister Rose   See fewer
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Andrew Quan
Lick's grandson #2 Lick's grandson #2   See fewer
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Stan Roach
Angus McIntosh Angus McIntosh   See fewer
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George Rubiu
Mr. Sicilino Mr. Sicilino   See fewer
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Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Sam's friend Sam's friend   See fewer
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Eye Hospital Sister Eye Hospital Sister   See fewer
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Florentina Florentina   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 44 votes